Whether or not China will be able to make the transition to an advanced and innovative economy with the amount of counterproductive economic and social controls it maintains is yet to be seen.
China uses a variety of techniques to repress Uyghurs who live abroad, including espionage, cyberattacks, threatening phone calls for Chinese government officials, physical attacks, rendition etc
Chinese “re-education camps” camps have been designed as part of Beijing’s bid to ensure that the Uyghur Muslims “unlearn” Islamic rituals, which the Chinese government interprets as the root of violent separatism in the country. There have been reports of local Uyghurs being forced to eat pork, which is forbidden according to Islamic theology.
Apple’s supply chain includes companies that use the forced labour of members of minority groups in China, particularly Uyghurs – Chinese citizens who are ethnically Turkish and mostly Muslim
China’s State Council Information Office issued a white paper on employment and labour rights in Xinjiang Uyghur autonomous region on Sept 17.
The Uyghurs ethnic group came into being through a long process of migration and integration; it is part of the Chinese nation. In Xinjiang, different cultures and religions coexist, and ethnic cultures have been fostered and developed in the embrace of the Chinese civilization.